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Old 14th June 2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default Local Seville Fair in Maryland

I was wondering through with my family on a warm Sunday afternoon, through the kiosks at a Seville fair, when I heard someone call out, "Are you ValenciaSon?". I turned to see the caller but I did not recognize him. He then introduced himself as Cide Hamete. Small world.
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Old 14th June 2010, 06:15 AM   #2
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That's pretty cool. I've only met one internet acquaintance, a lady who happened to be travelling through Las Cruces on her way to somewhere else, so we were able to meet up for dinner and a short visit.
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Old 14th June 2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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I wish I hadn’t had been up to my elbows in trash when we met!

When I’d signed up to be a volunteer, I didn’t realize that I’d end up on trash duty, but it was one of the things that had to be done. I was happy to help in any case. It wasn’t all dirt and grime though: In the morning I helped set up the tables and decorate one of the stands.

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Old 14th June 2010, 10:54 PM   #4
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Cide is from Maryland, too? Qué intersante

Is this Seville Fair annual? What is it like and where is it?

I know there was a lot of Spain-themed events in DC earlier this year, but unfortunately I had to miss them all because I can't just hop onto the metro and go to DC for the day. Did you go to any of them?
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Cide is from Maryland, too? Qué intersante

Is this Seville Fair annual? What is it like and where is it?

I know there was a lot of Spain-themed events in DC earlier this year, but unfortunately I had to miss them all because I can't just hop onto the metro and go to DC for the day. Did you go to any of them?
The fair took place at the Strathmore Music Center on Rockville Pike, at Grovesnor Metro station. This was the only one I made to, unfortunately. Where are you at in MD?
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Old 15th June 2010, 03:43 AM   #6
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I was born in Baltimore, raised in Westminster.
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I was wondering through with my family on a warm Sunday afternoon, through the kiosks at a Seville fair, when I heard someone call out, "Are you ValenciaSon?". I turned to see the caller but I did not recognize him. He then introduced himself as Cide Hamete. Small world.
Do you speak English? I think you meant wandering. Ha ha!
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Old 17th June 2010, 12:04 AM   #8
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Do you speak English? I think you meant wandering. Ha ha!
No, I speak American.
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Old 17th June 2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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Do you speak English? I think you meant wandering. Ha ha!
I see you are from the USA too - Like VS you too speak American not English or you would spell color and rumor with a u and ask a friend to knock you up if you needed to be at work early...

Two nations separated by a common language
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Default American Rhyming Slang: I Wonder as I Wander

If you were any kind of real American, or at least possessed of a poetic soul, you’d have realized that he was using an innovative form of rhyming slang via association with a great modern American poet.

Even if it was a mistake, if you were any kind of china, you wouldn’t have pointed it out.

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I see you are from the USA too - Like VS you too speak American not English or you would spell color and rumor with a u and ask a friend to knock you up if you needed to be at work early...

Two nations separated by a common language
I imagine being knocked up would get you to work early in the mañana here as well -- 'cause now you'd have two people to support.

As for getting rid of that silent and superfluous U -- seriously, we didn't go far enough: we should have tackled crazy words like enough and through and thought and caught. What were you all smoking when you thought those spellings up?
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If you were any kind of real American, or at least possessed of a poetic soul, you’d have realized that he was using an innovative form of rhyming slang via association with a great modern American poet.

Even if it was a mistake, if you were any kind of china, you wouldn’t have pointed it out.
Us true poets are a rarity.
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How quaint those vestigial Us.
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